GUWAHATI, April 4 - The five-day Silk Mark Expo began at the NEDFi House in Dispur today.
The expo, organised by the Silk Mark Organization of India (SMOI) and sponsored by the Central Silk Board, was inaugurated by national award-winning actress Moloya Goswami.
In her inaugural speech, Goswami said that this is a platform to create awareness among people to buy pure silk and urged everyone to come and experience this purity at the silk expo.
With 43 stalls and weavers from different states of the country, various silk products with gorgeous embroidery made of varieties of materials are on display at the expo. All the 43 authorised users will be showcasing the entire range of pure silk products affixed with Silk Mark labels from all over the country. Pure silk from Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, etc., will be exhibited during the expo, which will continue till April 8.
It may be mentioned that there are more than 3,700 authorised users of Silk Mark and over 290 lakh Silk Mark-labelled products in the market. These labels are not only a mark of purity, but they also inspire confidence in the buyers to purchase only the silk mark-labelled products, thus increasing the demand for pure silk and benefiting sericulture farmers and other stakeholders.